There is a real credibility problem from all of the experts that get air time on COVID-19; everything they have said has been wrong.
With a track record of always being wrong, how do we know that anything we are doing actually does anything at all for the spread of COVID-19.
One of the reasons being presented for NYC having had the worst of it anywhere in the US if not the world is chilling. Because of models (which were wrong by every measure and repeatedly revised and still ... wrong) that said that NYC would need nearly 200,000 hospital beds and ventilators, the state was putting patients in nursing homes to make room. Everything we do know about COVID-19 is that the people who definitely should not have COVID-19 patients living among them are in nursing homes. In reality, NYC needed more like 20,000 hospital beds and in the process turned their nursing homes into death camps for the elderly.
This is how moronic the policies have been. Some judges are literally freeing convicted sex offenders from jail due to COVID-19 and at the same time arresting beauty salon owners and pastors. Every official behind decisions like that should resign in disgrace for being idiots.
Someone please tell me how Walmart and Lowes can still be open, but a family owned grocery or hardware store cannot without massive fines or jail time.
The cold truth is they have no idea what they are doing, and no evidence that those measures actually do anything. Gov. Cuomo himself stated that many of the new COVID-19 cases were from people who had stayed home. They are urinating in the wind and trying to not get their pants wet, that is about how effective it has been.
I agree with all of this except the statement that they don't know what they are doing. I disagree. Now the new thing is more people are getting sick at home. Well duh, that's because they are staying at home. This virus is going to spread no matter what we do. Most will be fine and others will not. 85% of the deaths in MN are in nursing homes. That tells me a lot right here. The vulnerable need to be protected.
Now they want to contact trace and find people in their homes and make sure they are quarantined. If they can't quarantine in home, they will provide a place for them to do so and remove them from the home.
Quoting Dr. Robert Levin, the director of Ventura County, CA Public Health, "For instance, if they live in a home where there is only one bathroom and there are three or four other people living there and those people don’t have COVID infection, we’re not going to be able to keep the person in that home. Every person we’re isolating, for instance, needs to have their own bathroom. So, we’ll be moving people like this into other kinds of housing that we have available.”
Later on it was retracted as mispeaking or misunderstanding. I say back peddling after much backlash on it.
I've pretty much been living my life as usual. I'm still working and seeing my horses and going to the grocery store. About the only thing different is that I keep my distance from people and wash my hands A LOT.
One crew member of 15 got sick with COVID 19 as soon as he got home from a trip. All of the other 14 crewmembers stayed home for 3 weeks in quarantine. They were working with the sick crew member for a full 48 hours in close proximity of each other and this was before masks were being recommended, now everyone is wearing one. No one else contracted the coronavirus as they were tested. Of course they wash their hands often anyway as they are working in a dining car.
I also believe that this virus has been circulating long before the radars were going off. Quite a few people that I know were sick back in late Nov. early Dec. with exact symptoms as being described as Covid 19. of course no test for this were done but a lot of them were tested for influenza and getting negative results on it. Doctors called it unknown virus.
My gut is feeling suspicious right now over this stuff. Hopefully it will change for the better for all.
I watched a video of a nurse who went to NYC to help. She was crying and begging someone to do something. She said that they are killing people through negligence and mishandling, not even treating the patients for Covid 19. I sure hope that video was not really true. But why would someone do that if it were not?